Launch: Origins New Smarty Plants CC & Make A Difference™ Plus+ Skin Care Series

Recently, Origins launched 2 new series of products - Smarty Plants CC SPF 20 PA++ Skin complexion corrector and Make A Difference™ Plus+ Serum & Treatment Lotion.

Origins Smarty Plants CC SPF 20 PA++

Origins Make A Difference and Make A Difference Plus + range.

The new products launched is the Make A Difference™ Plus+ Serum & Treatment Lotion. (2 most right)

Origins Smarty Plants CC
Everyday exposure to environmental aggressors such as pollution, UV and ozone can cause chronic dehydration and age-accelerating skin damage. Origins world-renowned plant scientists studied technologies and botanical ingredients for over ten years to develop the new Intuitive Delivery System. It instinctively recognizes these skin-damaging stimuli and responds with 3 amazing multitasking systems that deliver correcting, perfecting and protecting benefits instantly, on demand and over time.
Traditionally, CC stands for complexion correct. New Smarty Plants goes beyond these benefits. It also protects and perfects by reacting to skin damaging environmental cues.
In an in vitro-study, Smarty Plants CC SPF 20 PA++ Skin complexion corrector blocked up to 100% of environmental damage caused by free radicals.

The 3 Intuitive Delivery Systems are:
- Plant-coated mineral pigments instantly color corrects blotchy and uneven skin tones to create a radiant, flawless complexion.

 - Encapsulated Salicylic Acid & Chestnut Extract gradually release to refine skin texture, minimize oily shine, visibly shrink pores and smooth fine, dry lines.

- Green & White Tea release age-fighting antioxidants, Vitamins C & E defend skin against environmental stressors. Thermus Thermophilus Algae converts oxidative stress into light hydration. And potent sunscreens shield skin from UV damage.

Smarty Plants CC comes in 2 shades. 01 Light to Medium and 02 Medium to Deep.

Here's my swatch for shade 01 Light to Medium. If you look carefully, in the CC there are small white mineral pigments that look kinda capsule-like. These capsules will 'break' and release reddish-orange pigments through physical pressure and adjust to match a wide range of skin tones..

After spreading it out, the different colour pigments blend together and become a medium pinkish-salmon shade. (Not very visible here as the room was rather dark where I sat)  It doesn't make my skin look dull or reddish if applied light. It has very light coverage.

Make A Difference™ Plus+
Dry skin is a common condition that affects all ages and ethnicities. According to a recent study*, women in Asia are more prone to deficiency in Caspase-14, an enzyme which helps skin produce and maintain critical moisture levels. A reduced level of this enzyme creates a biological hydration deficit that can lead to persistent, non-resolving dryness.
Caspase-14 works with 2 additional components in the skin - Filaggrin, a biological protein and Urea, an organic compound. This trio creates Natural Moisture Factor (NMF); small, hydroscopic molecules that produce moisture and help skin create and retain a natural reservoir of hydration.
Developing a solution for this biological deficiency in moisture requires an innovative approach.

After five years of intensive research, Origins is introducing the new Make A Difference™ Plus+ hydration system, including Make A Difference™ Plus+ Rejuvenating Serum, Treatment Lotion and Rejuvenating Treatment. The system delivers moisture to thirsty skin by creating a water reservoir within its inner layers.
At the conclusion of a 4-week clinical study**, 100 percent of women who applied new Make A Difference™ Plus+ Serum showed a significant improvement in moisture by 75%.

* Basic Research Study, The Estee Lauder Companies, 2007-2011
**Clinical regression study - product is used for one month, moisture measurement is taken 48 hrs after product usage is stopped.

Corrects + Repairs + Prevent
Beginning with Make A Difference Cleansing Milk to remove makeup and debris, the new hydration system works in 3 stages:
1. Rejuvenating Treatment Lotion penetrates on contact. It prepares skin for hydrating treatments that follow to optimize absorption and provide superior moisturization.
2. Rejuvenating Serum rapidly absorbs into skin, delivering deep moisturization. It creates satisfying, oil-free hydration and helps restore strength to skin's moisture barrier while creating an internal reservoir of hydration.
3. Rejuvenating Treatment is an ultra-light, oil-free moisturizer that deeply penetrates to help improve the natural moisture deficiency in thirsty, damaged skin.

Powered by Nature
Origins harnessed the potent power of plants to create this system that addresses persistent dehydration. A signature complex of Rose of Jericho, Lychee Extract, Watermelon Extract and Rhodocrosite help correct ongoing deficiencies.

Rose of Jericho - the famous resurrection plant known for its hygroscopic properties, offers skin immediate and long-lasting moisturization. It helps correct existing dryness and damage while staving off future dehydration.

Rose of Jericho when not watered, it curls inward like a round ball shown below.

When Rose of Jericho is watered (even with very little water), it resurrects and expands. This is the most amazing plant I'd ever seen. ^_^

Lychee and Watermelon Extract - boost moisture in skin.

To boost our moisture in skin, we were treated with salads mixed with lychee and watermelon in our food too at the launch! Side note: Salads at The Lawn is shoooo nice~ *YUM*

Rhodocrosite - is a red gemstone that boosts urea, and important component of Natural Moisture Factor.
Padina Pavonica - a brown algae resistant to dryout, helps effectively seal in moisture and defend against ongoing dryness.
Bergamot, Lemon, Orange, Spearmint, Rose and Vetiver - imparts a light, refreshing scent.

Add in Make A Difference™ Plus Rejuvenating Serum into skincare routine for both morning and night.

Very watery, lightweight, translucent lotion.

Skin absorbs the serum real fast after spreading it out. No greasiness!

Complimentary from Origins
- Smarty Pants CC SPF20 / PA++ Skin Complexion Corrector (40ml)
- Make A Difference™ Plus + Rejuvenating Serum (30ml)

Origins Smarty Pants CC SPF 20 PA++ Skin Complexion Corrector (40ml) SGD$60
Origins Make A Difference™ Plus + Rejuvenating Serum (30ml) SGD$82
Origins Make A Difference™ Plus + Treatment Lotion (150ml) SGD$48
Origins Make A Difference™ Plus + Rejuvenating Treatment Gel (50ml) SGD$78

Where to buy?
Available at all Origins counters: Istean Scotts, Robinsons Raffles City, Metro Paragon, Robinsons Centerpoint, Tangs Vivo City & Robinsons Jem

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